Stereotypes

Stereotypes

We may often hear the name “Siberia” but what are the location, history and origin of this place? For many Siberia is no more than a metaphor which is giving rise to stereotypes.

The image of Siberia in the minds of English speakers can be generated based on analysis of survey. According to our own research (on-line survey) Siberia appears as a remote, desert terrain in Russia. It is wild and isolated from the outside world. This vast, cold area is covered with snow. The population is sparse and make it different nationalities, Siberians and Russians. It still operates Gulag, so that Siberia is a place for exiles. Despite this place is famous for the beauty, wildlife and oil reserves, and the tiger is the main animal.

Basically Siberia rises a certain image of eternal fierce winter which reigns in a huge territory occupied by wild animals and Gulag prisoners. This image may be only supported by those who have never been there. Following the idea of a frozen world, a person can only be left with the thought—“Oh My God! How do people live there?” This is where most close their minds to the idea of life in such a place as Siberia.

Those who were never on Siberian lands, especially foreigners, consider Siberia to be to the entire empty region East of Moscow and St.-Petersburg. While these are the most known cities of Russia, there are also large Siberian cities such as Omsk, Novosibirsk, and Krasnoyarsk with completely developed infrastructure and industry, full of riches and beauty. Actually Siberia could be considered its own country when you observe its multitude of industries, climates, natural resources and nationalities.

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